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Sunday event raising money for Kinston business providing prosthetics to Africa

KINSTON, N.C. (WITN) - What looks like a regular shipping container will be transformed into a prosthetics lab and patient care facility in just a few months. A company in Kinston is working to send the container to the Ivory Coast in Africa to help patients there get prosthetic limbs that they ot

WITN - 2017-09-23 05:04:00

Power crew comes home after Hurrican Irma

After eight long days of helping restore power to Lakeland, Fla. in the wake of Hurricane Irma, two Kinston electrical utility workers are returning home. Tim Butler, electric line technician; and Scott Hardison, electric ground worker, left with a crew of Greenville utility workers at 6 .m. Sept.12

KINSTON FREE PRESS - 2017-09-22 20:15:44

Volunteers will build new Richlands church in just 24 hours

RICHLANDS, N.C. (WNCT)-A big undertaking is happening in the small community of Richlands as hundreds gather to build a church in an unconventional time frame. Richlands United Pentecostal Church will be built in just 24 hours. More than 400 volunteers gathered along Apostolic Way to begin work earl

WNCT - 2017-09-22 22:20:18

'Church in a Day' works to get structure up in time for Sunday service

RICHLANDS, Onslow County - Have you ever seen an entire building go up in just one day? "Church in a Day" was working toward that goal in Onslow County on Friday, getting assistance from volunteers from at least 13 states. A group of dedicated workers and volunteers from the new Richlands United Pen

WCTI12.COM - 2017-09-22 23:45:20

Changes coming to to Grainger Stadium, work begins in October

KINSTON, Lenoir County - Fresh off winning part of the Carolina League title this past season, the Down East Wood Ducks will have a new look at Grainger Stadium starting next season. Plans are in place to make Grainger Stadium even more fan-friendly than it already is. A two-story structure is one o

WCTI12.COM - 2017-09-22 22:53:01

Man struck by lightning on Lenoir County farm

A 33-year-old man was struck by lightning Thursday afternoon while he worked on a livestock building on a Lenoir County farm. Roger Dail, Lenoir County emergency manager, said a call came in a 2:35 p.m. reporting a man was struck by lightning about 2 miles from Jackson Crossroads off of N.C. 55 West

KINSTON FREE PRESS - 2017-09-21 22:11:52

14 arrested for deliquent child support

Over the weekend the Lenoir County Sheriff's Department worked with the Kinston Police Dept. and N.C. Dept. of Public Safety to track down approximately 80 people who were behind on their child support payments. Of those, 14 people were found and arrested. Three were also charged with additional cri

KINSTON FREE PRESS - 2017-09-21 22:10:04

DEPUTIES: 14 people arrested for not paying child support in Lenoir County

LENOIR COUNTY, N.C. (WITN) - Law enforcement came together in one county to round up people they say haven't been paying child support. The Lenoir County Sheriff's Office says the effort resulted in 14 arrests. Officers with the Kinston Police Department and the State Department of Public Safety an

WITN - 2017-09-21 13:19:00

Traffic stop results in arrest of two on felony drug, other charges

David Matthew Spence and Makayla Blainie Raynor (Lenoir County Sheriff's Office photos) KINSTON, Lenoir County - A traffic stop by the Lenoir County Sheriff's Office resulted in the arrest of two people on drug, gun and other charges. Below is a press release from the LCSO on the arrests of David Ma

WCTI12.COM - 2017-09-20 20:24:19

Lenoir County pair charged after traffic stop

LENOIR COUNTY, NC (WITN) - An alert deputy who noticed a license tag didn't match the vehicle led to the arrests of a Lenoir County man and woman. Deputies stopped the car Tuesday on Highway 55, west of Kinston. When they approached the car, deputies first saw drug paraphernalia inside and then lear

WITN - 2017-09-20 23:15:00

Two arrested after deputies find meth, other drugs during traffic stop

KINSTON, N.C. (WNCT) - Two people were arrested Tuesday after Lenoir County deputies discovered methamphetamine, crack cocaine, a handgun and marijuana during a traffic stop. David Spence of Kinston and Makayla Raynor of Seven Springs both face numerous drug charges. Spencer was also charged with po

WNCT - 2017-09-20 21:05:12

Feds say convicted ex-lawmaker hiding assets to avoid paying restitution

Raleigh, N.C. - Federal prosecutors have accused former state House member Stephen LaRoque and his family of hiding thousands of dollars in assets to avoid paying the restitution a judge ordered when he was convicted two years ago. LaRoque, a Kinston Republican who resigned his House seat under pres

WRAL - 2017-09-20 21:35:00

Inmate alleges that prison staffer forced him to have sex - and wins in court

A North Carolina inmate has won a federal lawsuit alleging that a prison staff member repeatedly pressured him to have sex. Inmate Timothy King contended in his suit that he and Chariesse Boyd, a behavioral health specialist at Maury Correctional Institution, had sex 36 times. King also alleged that

RALEIGH NEWS & OBSERVER - 2017-09-21 20:05:00

Greene County inmate wins lawsuit alleging staffer pressured him for sex

RALEIGH (AP) - A North Carolina inmate representing himself has won a federal lawsuit that alleged a prison staff member repeatedly pressured him to have sex. The Charlotte Observer reports that a federal jury ruled Wednesday that a behavioral health specialist at Maury Correctional Institution sexu


Former NFL DT Haynesworth alleges ex-girlfriend abused him

Former NFL defensive tackle Albert Haynesworth took to social media to allege Wednesday night that his former girlfriend and the mother of his child abused him during their relationship. Haynesworth, who played college football at Tennessee and in the NFL for the Tennessee Titans and Washington Red

WCTI12.COM - 2017-09-21 17:14:05

Fire departments respond to Christ Covenant School

WINTERVILLE, NC (WITN) - Multiple fire departments were called to a private school this afternoon in Pitt County after reports of a fire. Crews were alerted around 2:30 p.m. to Christ Covenant School on Worthington Road in Winterville. A short time later, the fire was out and the fire department wa

WITN - 2017-09-22 22:15:00

Backyard BBQ to raise money for Pitt Co. deputy & family

WINTERVILLE, NC (WITN) - The Eastern Carolina community is coming together to rally around a Pitt County Sheriff's Deputy and his wife, who were both seriously injured in a motorcycle accident earlier this year. Another deputy's wife, BonnieRae Guthrie, has organized a Backyard BBQ at Hometown Har

WITN - 2017-09-22 14:34:00

Fire damages school bus at DH Conley High School

A school bus fire at DH Conley High School was quickly extinguished on Thursday, Sept. 21. No one was hurt. (Ashley Boles/NewsChannel 12) WINTERVILLE, Pitt County - A small fire on a school bus at DH Conley High School in Winterville Thursday morning was no threat to students or employees, school of

WCTI12.COM - 2017-09-21 15:21:47

Police investigate after woman reports a knife was thrown her

The Goldsboro Police Department is investigating after a woman reported having a knife thrown at her by her ex-girlfriend while walking down the street, according to a GPD incident report. According to the report, the victim was walking in the area of Slocumb Street and Spruce Street around 7:30 p.

GOLDSBORO NEWS-ARGUS - 2017-09-22 19:47:00

Teen charged with possession of gun on Eastern Wayne High School campus

Goldsboro, N.C. - A teenager has been arrested in connection with an incident that resulted in the temporary lockdown of Eastern Wayne High School on Wednesday. According to the Wayne County Sheriff's Office, Darius Jermaine White, 17, was involved in an altercation with several people about one blo

WRAL - 2017-09-21 21:24:00